Don’t have the budget to rock couture this winter? No worries—unleash your inner fashionista with a fabulous new nail hue! From bold blue to silver shimmer, here are are the shades du jour.
Chanel Nail Colour in Paradoxal ($23, chanel.com) looks violet in the bottle, but turns a chic gray-purple on nails. We can see it following in the sell-out footsteps of Jade and Black Satin.
This winter, classic red nails are stepping aside to make room for their darker counterparts. Essie Limited Addiction ($8; essieshop.com) is just the thing to bring out your inner vixen.
Pop Beauty Nail Glam in O’Boy ($10, cvs.com) is an on-the-verge-of-pink shade that flatters all skin tones. The neutral hue is the perfect compliment to high-drama holiday party ensembles!
This winter, blue hues get bolder and brighter than ever. MAC Nail Lacquer in Ming Blue ($13, maccosmetics.com) reminds us of the detail on antique Chinese plates.
Sonia Kashuk for Target Nail Colour in Smoke and Mirrors ($3.99, target.com) is a deliciously rich metallic silver hue—the perfect accent to your holiday party LBD!
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Across the Universe (left) pays homage to the 2007 movie, while Bad Romance (right) is a tribute to Gaga! Layer for maximum color.($18 each, lippmanncollection.com)
Used on the Tracy Reese F/W 2010 runway, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Fedora ($7; mass retailers) channels the super-soft, lush fabrics worn in the show.
Inspired by the glamour of the 1940s, China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Emerald Fitzgerald ($6.50; sallybeauty.com) can be layered to take on a moodier, deeper green.
Orly’s new Cosmic FX Collection is all about metallics and texture. Out of This World ($10; sallybeauty.com) is a
plummy black that will make your nails look like a brilliant, starry night.
The mix of silver and bronze in Sephora by OPI’s Nail Colour in Already Famous ($9; sephora.com) makes it a keeper for the holidays. The sheer pewter shade is festive but oh-so sophisticated!